29th Annual Martin J. Edema Memorial Golf Outing

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 NAIFA – West Michigan Charitable Fodation-presents- The 29th Annual Martin J. Edema Memorial Golf Outing. Widowed Persons is proud to be a beneficiary of this wonderful golf out. The outing honors the late Martin J. Edema who was a victim of sudden heart failure at the age of 32. Cost to […]

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Evening Educational Support Group Meeting

Friday, June 10, 7:00 p.m.

“Approaching the Summer Season While Facing the Challenge of Vacations Without Your Spouse.”

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Daytime Educational Support Group

Tuesday, June 14, 1:00 p.m.

“Socializing and Dating: Where Do I Begin?”

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Support Hands

Evening Educational Support Group Meeting

Thursday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.

“Managing Your New Life: How Do I Handle All The Work, Kids And Others?.”

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Support Stones

Evening Educational Support Group Meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.

“Approaching The Summer Season While Facing The Challenge of Vacations Without Your Spouse.”

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Friend to Friend Lunch

Tuesday, June 28, 12:00 p.m.

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Thursday, June 9, 9:00 a.m.

Peppermill Grill

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Lowell Showboat Summer Concert

June 16, 6:30 p.m.

Lowell Showboat Concert

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Lunch

Thursday, June 23, 1:00 p.m.

Woody’s Press Box

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A Program of Help for Widowed Men and Women

The death of a spouse has been identified as one of the greatest stresses a person can experience. Coping with the emotional upheaval and social readjustment that this crisis brings can be overwhelming and incapacitating.

The purpose of Widowed Persons Service is to help people in the greater Grand Rapids area survive the death of a spouse and grow through the grief process. Through support groups, literature, outreach volunteers, and social events, WPS provides the support our greater society can lack. In this organization, we understand the devastation of grief and the tremendous silence a loss can leave behind. Many of our volunteers, board members, and staff are themselves widowed; we are empathetic to those we service.